World Environment Day: 5 Things You Can Do To Save The Environment

It’s World Environment Day and while we all know that we should turn off the lights when leaving the room or turn off the water when we’re brushing, here are some other thing you could do to save the environment. From the everyday bits to getting involved n programs, here are five steps that we all should get a handle on.

Your Safety Lies In Your Hands

Friday morning brought with it the news of a huge fire in Masoodpur area of Delhi’s Vasant Kunj. While officials haven’t been able to determine the cause of the fire, local residents believe that it was caused by a gas cylinder burst.

Global Warming: A Looming Danger

We live in a world where things are accepted, looked into, discussed, strategized, only after they become a large problem. None of us are interested to either think or talk about the latent problem which is soon turning into a patent one—our dying environment. It is a gift that we received from our creator but alas we have repeatedly (ab)used it and now its dying a silent death.

Cry of the Starks

Today, we are at a stage where we face the winter of civilization. I’m not being a Stark here, because Winter is not Coming. It is here. With every passing decade, we have come up with ways to kill ourselves more efficiently and in larger numbers. With every passing century, we have established effective methods of destruction, and annihilation.

Speak Out: Our Environment Is Dying

The rapidly melting ice caps, the increasing heat in the plains, animals getting extinct, the ecological imbalance, increase in river pollution, water levels going low, air pollution, soil pollution and what not. Sure, we might talk about all of these terms, or read about them but the real question is what are we actually doing to protect our mother earth?

Is Saving Earth Expensive?

It is normally perceived that eco-friendliness comes at a price. An organic farmer has to invest time and effort into solutions to replace quick-and-easy fixes; an upper-middle class conscious consumer scratches her head in the supermarket, to select the cheapest product from the pricey eco-products; a small business man thinks twice before switching to a renewable source of energy.

Earth Hour: Seriously Taken?

We all know how important and meaningful Earth Hour is in some countries. A worldwide event organized by World Wide Fund for Nature, this year was to be conducted from 8.30 to 9.30 p.m yesterday. With the depletion and disastrous impact on nature and resources, such events help bring together people and promote awareness.

A Manmade Drought In Maharashtra

As I think of what I want to say about the drought that the Marathwada region of Maharashtra is experiencing right now, I draw a blank. Generally, I’ve always got an opinion about something, but in times like these, what can be said that hasn’t already been said?

Air Pollution

According to a study by a US-based health institute, Air pollution is now the fifth largest killer in India, taking 6.2 lakh lives per year. And Delhi is among one of the five most polluted cities in the country.The other four most polluted cities in the country are Ghaziabad, Gwalior, West Singbhum district in Jharkhand and Raipur. The study has claimed that premature deaths in India occur due to air pollution-related diseases, which has seen a six-fold increase as compared to that in the year 2000.

Across the Universe

The lyrics of Eurythmics’ brilliant track were pumping through my earphones as I sat behind Sanjay (an employee of TERI’s local partner organization in Uttar Pradesh) on his vintage Hero motorbike, heading to a tiny village on the border of India and Nepal to conduct a photo shoot.

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